No new virus cases in Vic for fourth day

Tiffanie Turnbull
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Victoria has recorded another day of no local or interstate acquired COVID-19 cases, despite scores of people making a mad rush to the state from Greater Brisbane.

Almost 100 people arrived in Victoria from Greater Brisbane on Saturday, despite being told to stay put during that region's lockdown.

"We've taken their details and they're in home quarantine until Monday night," a government spokeswoman said.

The Victorian government said on Saturday evening that 96 people had arrived from Brisbane or other locations deemed hot spots on Saturday.

The arrivals have occurred during a three-day lockdown of the Greater Brisbane region which started on Friday at 6pm and after advice from Victoria's chief health officer telling people to stay put until the lockdown was over.

Victoria's borders closed at 11.59pm Friday to anyone who has been in Brisbane City, Moreton Bay, Redland, Ipswich and Logan on or after Saturday January 2.

This caused a rush out of the state as interstate residents tried to get home.

The government spokeswoman said 50 per cent of Saturday's volume in Victorian virus-testing sites had come from travellers from Queensland.

Sunday was the state's fourth consecutive day without a locally acquired case, but six new cases were recorded in hotel quarantine.